Using Microsoft® Outlook 2010 With Google Calendar
What are the benefits of using Microsoft Outlook 2010 with Google calendar?
To be confirmed that your calendar is available to you whenever and wherever you go is important. Therefore Google Calendar works with a number of desktop applications and mobile devices including iCal, iPhone and iPad, Android, Blackberry, Nokia/Symbian, and Windows mobile phones. Now Google Calendar Sync for Microsoft Outlook is also available. Microsoft Outlook 2010 comes in 32-bit and 64-bit versions, but presently only 32-bit is supported. To start syncing your calendar with Microsoft Outlook 2010, download Google Calendar Sync version 0.9.3.6. After your download has been completed, you can double click the 'Installer' file to configure it on your PC. As a part of the process, you would need your Google Calendar user name and e-mail address if you have never used this facility before. Once the program starts running, it resides in your system tray.
Advantages of using Google Calendar with Microsoft Outlook 2010 and the process to use it:
- Procedure to start with
- Access appointments when offline
- As a backup tool
Procedure to start with
The Operating System you are pursuing must be a supported version. Then download Google Calendar Sync from the web. Once a dialog box appears, click 'Save File' and then the downloaded file would open automatically (If it does not, manually open it). Click 'OK' to confirm and then read the Google Calendar Sync Terms of Service to agree. Go through the Installation Options and click 'Install' to finish the process. Once Google Calendar Sync is installed in your PC, the Google Calendar Settings window would appear. In that window, enter your e-mail address and password and choose a Sync Option that you prefer. Read about each Sync Option and set the time interval for syncing to occur. After that, you can access the 'Google Calendar Sync Settings' window by double-clicking the 'Calendar' icon in your Windows System Tray.
Access appointments when offline
Google Calendar can only be accessed when the user is online, making it hard to refer existing appointments or add new ones. By making your schedule in Microsoft Outlook, you shall always have your appointments available, even when you are offline. Once you connect to the web, Google Outlook Sync would upload new and revised events in your Microsoft Outlook calendar and download any records that were added or changed from Gmail. This is one of the advantages from Google Calendar. It also offers a lot of powerful features that make your online work easy and efficient. Now you can synchronize your entries with Microsoft Outlook 2010 and you would also be able to always have your schedule at your fingertips, even when no network is available.
Users can also use Google Calendar Sync as a backup tool. This is considered another advantage of this service. You can use one-way synchronization to stock up your latest Microsoft Outlook calendar on Google, or to keep your latest Google calendar in Microsoft Outlook. With one-way sync, your changes made on the other calendar would not be replicated in your source calendar.
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